October 18, 2017  
 
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How to Start a Clergy Business

This advice is written for aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to start a clergy business. Read this before you start!

Thinking about opening a clergy business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Business Plans for a Clergy Business

A common mistake for an entrepreneur is to not create a business plan.

The key benefit of writing a business plan is that it defines the game plan. If you don't have a business plan, your leadership will be handicapped, choosing short-term opportunities at the expense of long-term benefits.

Before you make another business decision and before you start writing a business plan, you need to create a mission statement. From there, it's time to initiate the hard work involved with writing the rest of your clergy company's business plan.

Assess Competitors

Prior to opening a clergy business in your town, it's a good idea to see how strong the competition is. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors nearby. After following the link, enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of clergy businesses in your area.

It's important to be aware of what the competition is doing. Take the time to visit the competition to properly assess their strengths and weaknesses.

A Good Source of Advice

If you want to open a clergy business the next step is to talk to somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby clergy businesses will give you advice, think again. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

Thankfully, an owner of a a clergy business on the other side of the country may be more than happy to give you a few tips, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Do you know how to find an entrepreneur who is running a clergy business who is willing to talk to you but doesn't live nearby?

We can help. Follow the link below, try a few city/state combos or zipcodes, and then start calling!

Advantages of a Clergy Business Purchase

On a percentage basis, more entrepreneurs intend to enter clergy business ownership through a startup than through a business purchase. However, many new entrepreneurs aren't experienced for the rigors of a startup operation.

So it makes sense that the idea of buying vs. starting a business should be carefully evaluated before you commit to an ownership strategy. By buying a profitable clergy business, you'll shorten the amount of time it takes to achieve a return on your investment because you'll have the advantage of a proven operation and an existing customer base.

Consider Buying a Franchise

The odds of achieving your primary goal of thriving in your new business are greatly increased when you choose to franchise and leverage their successful brand and track record.

As part of your process in starting a clergy business, you ought to determine whether franchising might increase your chances of success.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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